One prospect who the Denver Broncos have shown some interest in is Virginia Tech Cornerback Kyle Fuller. Fuller is a 6'0, 190lb cornerback prospect who I believe would a perfect fit for the Denver Broncos defense. According to CBSSports Fuller is ranked as the third overall cornerback in the draft, and the 23rd overall prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft. However, NFL Networks draft expert Mike Mayock ranked Kyle Fuller as his top cornerback prospect in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Cornerback Kyle Fuller enjoyed a productive four-year career at Virginia Tech. During his career he totaled 173 tackles, 23.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, 6 interceptions, 32 pass deflections, and 4 forced fumbles.
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Fuller has been consistent and rather productive during his career. Fullers best season stat wise was in 2011. 65 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 2 int's, 9 pass deflections and a forced fumble is a very good season for a corner. His consistent production bodes well for Fuller being high on the Broncos draft board.
Height: 6'0 Weight: 190lbs 40 Time: 4.49
Arm Length: 32 7/8 Hands: 9 3/8
Bench Press: 12 reps Vertical Jump: 38.5
Broad Jump: 128.0 inches 3 Cone Drill: 6.90 seconds
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.19 seconds
Size/Strength: Fuller possesses good size and strength for a cornerback. He plays bigger then his size, and is a very tough player.
Good cover skills: Fuller has fluid hips, and can flip his hips and good. He's a smooth player on the field. He's a smart player who read and reacts quickly to make plays. Has exceptional ball skills. Fuller also has impressive leaping ability. At the combine he jumped 38 inches.
Run Support: Fuller is a willing tackler who is physical, and works at shedding blocks. Also looks to strip the ball from ball carriers.
Versatile: Fuller can lineup outside or man the slot position. He also has experience in special teams as a gunner.
Productive and Durable: Fuller logged 42 starts in college, and was very productive. Fuller was also a team captain who loves the game.
Needs To Get Stronger: Is a very lean player who lacks the frame to get much bigger.
Man Coverage Skills: Fuller is a better in zone coverage then he is in man coverage. Will need to work on that to be productive in the pros. May be best suited for a defense that runs more zone then man coverage.
Lacks Elite Speed: While Fuller ran a 4.49 at the combine, he still lacks the elite 4.3 speed that some of the other top cornerbacks possess.
Overaggressive: Fuller has shown to be overaggressive at times. He over pursues in coverage and run support, and can bite on double moves/pump fakes.
Better Tackler: While Fuller is a willing tackler he lacks ideal form and will miss some tackles because of this.
Injury Concerns: While Fuller has been durable in college, his smaller frame and physical play may make him injury prone in the pros.
Does Fuller Fit With The Broncos?:
A great fit!
He's my favorite corner in this entire draft. His man coverage skills concern me some, but I believe he can improve on that. I believe he would be a great fit to go along with Aqib Talb, Chris Harris, and Kayvon Webster.
Unfortunately I do not see Fuller making it to the Broncos pick in the first round. I believe he could go as high as 10 to the Lions. The Titans, Steelers, Jets, Bengals and Chargers should all have interest as well.